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Letter to the Editor Regarding “Impact of Vaginal-Rectal Ultrasound Examinations with Covered and Low-Level Disinfected Transducers on Infectious Transmissions in France” by Leroy et al.

  • Thomas Bénet (a1) (a2), René Ecochard (a2) (a3) and Philippe Vanhems (a1) (a2)
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Address correspondence to Philippe Vanhems, MD, PhD, Service d’Hygiène, Epidémiologie et Prévention, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 5 place d’Arsonval, 69437 Lyon CEDEX 03, France (philippe.vanhems@chu-lyon.fr).
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